As I often do, I discover a new podcast from various posts on Twitter or links on the web. One that got my attention was “Serial“. “Serial” tells the story of a 1999 murder of a high school student by her ex-boyfriend told in weekly episodes. Most podcasts I listen to are of the talk panel format: usually two hosts that talk openly about a topic. Serial’s format is more investigative journalism and storytelling. And I’m hooked. There are currently 6 episodes out, the first released on October 3rd. I started listening yesterday and I am all caught up.
I’d seen tweets saying how addictive and captivating the podcast was and I just didn’t understand what the hype was about. I listened to the trailer and it got me interested. I downloaded the first episode and I was immediately hooked. I can’t say anything else but to give it a chance.
Here are some links if you’d like to learn more:
Serial – Official site
‘Serial:’ The Highly Addictive Spinoff Podcast of ‘This American Life’ – NBC News
“Serial”: The Podcast We’ve Been Waiting For – The New Yorker